PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL 2023 IN BAGUIO: Schedule of Activities, Things to Do, Hotels, Travel Tips and More!


Planning a trip to Baguio City to witness this year's Panagbenga Festival? Below is the Panagbenga 2023 Schedule of Activities!

Baguio City's Panagbenga Flower Festival is one of the most attended festivals in the Philippines. Held annually in the City of Pines, Baguio City, it is a much-awaited event attended by both local and foreign tourists. Now that we are slowly getting back to our normal pre-pandemic activities, the Panagbenga Festival 2023 will run for 5 weeks starting February 1, 2023 until the first week of March 2023.

Panagbenga Festival is a festival to celebrate not only the "season of blooming" of flowers but also the booming economy and prosperity of the City of Baguio. Several events and activities are lined up for the Panagbenga Festival 2023 including the Grand Street Dancing Parade, Cultural Dance Competition, Fluvial Parade, Mardi Gras at the Lake, Baguio Landscaping Exhibition, the much-awaited Grand Flower Float Parade, and so much more!

If you're planning to join in the festivities, be sure to know the Panagbenga 2023 Schedule of events, where to stay in Baguio, how to get there, and other tips and reminders to have a memorable Panagbenga Festival experience.

2023 Panagbenga Festival Schedule of Events



  • Grand Street Dance Parade - February 25, 2023 (Saturday)
  • Grand Float Parade - February 26, 2023 (Sunday)
  • Session Road in Bloom - February 27 to March 5, 2023

Be sure to mark your calendar and save the Panagbenga Festival date 2023 events and activities!

Panagbenga Festival 2023 in Baguio City

How to Get to Baguio City?

Baguio City can be reached from Manila by bus or private transportation. Travel time is around 4-6 hours depending on the time you leave Metro Manila. For a more detailed post on how to get to Baguio City by bus or private vehicle, click HERE! For ease and convenience, you may book your Manila to Baguio City bus tickets in advance.


Top Best Hotels in Baguio City

HOTELS IN BAGUIO: Where to Stay in Baguio for Panagbenga Festival 2023?

Being developed and highly-urbanized city, Baguio has a wide array of hotels, inns, pension and transient houses. When looking for a place to stay in Baguio, you could choose from the wide selection of accommodations ranging from nice and high quality hotels, to affordable budget hotels and hostels, guest/pension houses, inns and transient houses.

Here are my most recommended hotels that I have personally stayed at during my previous trips:


Address: Ordonio Drive, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Philippines, 2600
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Hotel Review: Read my full hotel review here


Address: 7 Leonard Wood Loop, Brgy. Manuel Roxas, Baguio City Proper, Baguio, Philippines, 2600
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Hotel Review: Read my full hotel review here


Address: GSP Building, Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City Proper, Baguio, Philippines, 2600
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Hotel Review: Read my full hotel review here


Address: 68 Kisad Road, Roces, Baguio City Proper, Baguio, Philippines, 2600
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Address: Upper Session Road, Baguio City Proper, Baguio City, Philippines
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Address: No. 5, Arellano Corner, Moran Street, Barangay Gibraltar, Mines View Park, Baguio, Philippines, 2600
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Hotel Review: Read my full hotel review here

ALSO READ: List of Top Best Hotels in Baguio City

But due to the festive season, I highly recommend that you plan your trip to Baguio City ahead of time. As early as now, you should book for your accommodation becausee hotels and transient houses in the city are expected to be fully-booked during Panagbenga Festival 2023, especially on the festival weekend or during the street dancing and grand float parade weekend.


WHERE TO EAT: Restaurants in Baguio City

Definitely, "food tripping" should be on top of your "to-do list" when visiting Baguio City. I've been to Baguio City many times in the past. What I love most about visiting the "City of Pines" is its wide array of homegrown restaurants serving local and international cuisines. I've suggested some of the must-try homegrown restaurants in Baguio City that I've personally tried and I recommend them for you to try too.

READ: Must-try Homegrown Restaurants in Baguio City

Top Things To Do in (and near) Baguio City during Panagbenga Festival 2023

  1. For first-timers, visit Baguio's famous tourist attractions:
    • Burnham Park
    • The Mansion
    • Wright Park
    • Teachers Camp
    • Panagbenga Park
    • Bell Church
    • Botanical Garden
    • Philippine Military Academy
    • Mines View Park
    • Lion’s Head
  2. Experience nightlife in Session Road
  3. Be amazed by the colorful houses at the Valley of Colors
  4. Go on an thrilling adventure at Tree Top Advanture Baguio
  5. Dip into a hot spring bath at Asin Springs
  6. Go on strawberry and flower picking at the Strawberry and flower farms in La Trinidad
  7. Appreciate arts at BenCab Museum and Tam-Awan Village
  8. For the more adventurous, climb Mt. Cabuyao and Mt. Sto Tomas in the nearby town of Tuba, or Mt. Ulap in Itogon, Benguet
  9. Go on a Food Trip! Where to eat in Baguio? Click HERE
  10. Take that spiritual Journey (Baguio Cathedral, Lourdes grotto, The Pink Sisters Convent, Maryknoll Ecological Center)
  11. Rent an costume and dress up with the locals
  12. Stroll around Camp John Hay and enjoy nature walks, shopping, or even just to eat out
  13. Bury your negative thoughts in Cemetery of Negativism
  14. Sip hot chocolate at Choco-late de Batirol in Camp John Hay
  15. Visit the old Diplomat Hotel and Laperal House. You know what to do, just explore! :)
  16. Go bargain shopping for ukay-ukay at Baguio night market
  17. Buy Pasalubong and Goodies from local stores (Good Shepherd and Baguio City Market are must-visits!)

For a more detailed post on the things to do and see in Baguio City, you may ready post HERE.

Panagbenga 2023 Travel Tips and Reminders

  • When traveling to Baguio City wether on private car or by public transport, I recommend that you leave Metro Manila at night to avoid traffic congestion on your way up to Baguio. This will save you a lot on travel time.
  • Take advantage of online bus booking system and book your bus tickets in advance to and from Baguio City.
  • Book your hotel accommodation as early as possible. Hotels in Baguio get easily fully-booked during Panagbenga Festival.
  • Study the parade route and be there early to get a good spot to watch the parade and to take photos.
  • Wear warm and comfortable clothes. Baguio weather during February is cold, be sure to bring a jacket.
  • Always take care of your belongings and be mindful of the people around you. Baguio is generally safe, but it's always better to be cautious all the time.
  • Plan your itinerary and visit other tourist spots and attractions in Baguio City while enjoying the events and activities during Panagbenga Festival.
  • Baguio will be very full of tourists during the festival. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to walk as some roads will be closed to traffic or there will be heavy traffic congestion.

Let a thousand flowers bloom and enjoy the events and activities for Panagbenga Festival 2023! See you in Baguio City!


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1 comment :

  1. Hello! Do we still need to register to schedule a travel and get a QR code to enter Baguio? Thank you in advance.


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